Stephane Bortzmeyer writes:
I agree, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics, http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/)
should be the standard for RFC. True, it is not an IETF standard but
it is open (for whatever definition of open you choose).
Neither PostScript nor PDF is secret. And you can write software to
process PDF without paying any royalties; I think the same is true for
PostScript. This is vastly preferable to reinventing the wheel.
An alternative is the Graphviz "dot" language
(http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/) which is certainly
much simpler to edit by hand but is not completely open (it is a
proprietary format, although its use is free and there is a free
Why is this better than PostScript and PDF?
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